Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for A+ Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

CompTIA A+ Certification
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 186 209 171
Rank change year-on-year +23 -38 +6
Contract jobs citing A+ Certification 2 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.041% 0.097% 0.020%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.23% 0.47% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 1
West Midlands median daily rate - £150 £78
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +93.55% -
England median daily rate £160 £143 £143
% change year-on-year +12.28% - +14.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 - -
England median hourly rate £13.43 £13.60 £15.25
% change year-on-year -1.29% -10.82% -3.30%

A+ Certification is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
West Midlands
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 861 1280 926
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 17.80% 20.66% 18.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 478 709 495
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £395 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.27% +12.86% -
10th Percentile £207 £250 £200
90th Percentile £525 £544 £525
England median daily rate £426 £424 £400
% change year-on-year +0.66% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 43 67
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.75 £24.50 £31.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.51% -22.07% +47.95%
10th Percentile £11.75 £12.55 £10.80
90th Percentile £50.00 £43.75 £43.76
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -1.96% +6.25% +26.32%

A+ Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing A+ Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for A+ Certification in the West Midlands

A+ Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing A+ Certification in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for A+ Certification in the West Midlands

A+ Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing A+ Certification in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for A+ Certification in the West Midlands

A+ Certification
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing A+ Certification within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +7 1 - -
Coventry - 1 - - 1
A+ Certification
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing A+ Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for A+ Certification.

1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL V3
2 1 (50.00%) Driving Licence
2 1 (50.00%) DBS Check
2 1 (50.00%) Mathematics
2 1 (50.00%) Fat Client
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Thin Client
2 1 (50.00%) ECDL
2 1 (50.00%) C
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) MCP

A+ Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 2 (100.00%) IT Support
2 1 (50.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) IT Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) IT Support Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Driving Licence
1 1 (50.00%) Fat Client
1 1 (50.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL V3
1 1 (50.00%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) DBS Check
1 1 (50.00%) ECDL
1 1 (50.00%) MCP
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix